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App Store prices to rise in Canada, New Zealand & more

In response to changing exchange rates around the world Apple is reconfiguring its apps pricing matrix. This time round prices are set to increase in Canada, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and South Africa.

The price changes have been made available to developers in the form of a PDF document, highlighting the new tier pricing for all seven affected countries.

An example of the increase in Canada’s Tier 1 pricing shows that a $1 app in the US store, which would previously sell for $1.19 in the Canadian App Store is due to rise 17%┬áto $1.39.

Prices will come into affect within the next 72 hours. Those with iTunes vouchers in the affected countries might be advised to use the credit sooner rather than later if they want to get the most for their money.